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Welcome to Kaurna Country
It is now commonplace for events to begin with a welcome to Kaurna land speech by a Kaurna Elder, often Kauwanu (Uncle) Lewis O'Brien or sometimes by a younger person. Whilst these speeches take a variety of forms, a minimalist Kaurna speech is reproduced here in order to familiarise people with a few of the common elements within these speeches (revised spelling).
Ladies and gentlemen, are you all good? (ie hello)
Several non-Indigenous organisations are now wanting to respond with some words of recognition of Kaurna country and Kaurna people in the language of the land. Accordingly statements of acknowledgement have now been developed in Kaurna.
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Last Modified 07/07/2020 Kaurna Warra Pintyanthi
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